Additional Resources

Below, you'll find links to programs and services that can help support your work with Partners for a Clean Environment in energy, waste, water and transportation. Our PACE expert Business Sustainability Advisors are available to assist you in navigating these resources.

Additional Resources for Energy

ASHRAE Level I, Level II and Level III Energy Audit -  Defines the difference between an ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers) level I, II, and III energy audit. 

City of Boulder Building Performance Ordinance and compliance information

City of Boulder Solar Grant offers up to 50% in funding for nonprofit organization's solar projects

Conduct a Lighting Audit – A guide for conducting a lighting audit. A PACE Business Sustainability Advisor can provide an expert audit at no cost to you

EnergyStar Certified Lighting – list of EnergyStar certified lighting products

EnergyStar Guide for Commercial Kitchens - A guide for energy efficiency in commercial kitchens and EnergyStar appliances

EnergyStar Office Equipment – list of EnergyStar certified office equipment

EnergyStar Portfolio Manager - An online tool to benchmark the energy performance of buildings

EnergyStar Vending Machine Information - lists of qualifying products, key product criteria, drop-in procurement language and savings calculators for energy efficient vending machines

Energy Outreach Colorado NEEP - Non-Profit energy efficiency grants program

Resource Sheets:

Updated Nov. 21, 2016

Additional Resources for Waste

Boulder County Resource Conservation Division - Information about recycling, composting and other zero waste services and programs in Boulder County

Boulder County Zero Waste Service Providers for Businesses - If you provide hauling services in Boulder County, please let us know and we will add you to the list

City of Boulder Universal Zero Waste Ordinance - Information on the Zero Waste ordinance and compliance. PACE advisors can also help with bins, signage, and training

Local Zero Waste Facilities:

Call2Recycle - nonprofit organization that collects and recycles batteries at no cost for municipalities, businesses, and consumers

Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) - recycling and reuse collection facility for unusual items such as: electronics, hard-to-recycle plastics, block styrofoam, shredded paper, textiles, scrap metal, yoga mats, bicycles and parts

Hazardous Materials Management Facility (HMMF) – recycling and re-use collection and disposal facility for hazardous waste, such as fluorescent bulbs and tubes, cleaning products, maintenance products, motor oil and antifreeze, paint, small quantities of business hazardous wastes

Tools and Templates:

Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Introduction & Guidelines – Online index to calculate costs and benefits of purchasing choices

General information on purchasing environmentally friendly products

Paper Calculator - quantify the impacts of your paper usage and compare different types of paper with varying amounts of recycled content

Sustainable Purchasing Policy template for businesses - PACE template for a sustainable purchasing policy for businesses working towards their Zero Waste Certificate

Updated Nov. 21, 2016

Additional Resources for Water & Stormwater


EPA’s WaterSense Program – Online resource for saving water, including industry-specific practices, a water savings calculator, and case studies

EPA's WaterSense at Work Guide - Best management practices for commercial and institutional facilities

Ice Maker Guidelines – High-efficiency specifications for commercial ice makers

Water Resource Sheets:

Lean & Water Toolkit: Achieving process excellence through water efficiency


Business Stormwater Program – Stormwater compliance assistance program for businesses.

Keep It Clean Partnership – A partnership of communities sharing, coordinating, and developing resources to reduce stormwater pollution within the Boulder Creek and St. Vrain Creek watersheds. Boulder County, Boulder, Erie, Lafayette, Longmont, Louisville, and Superior contract with PACE to provide business and municipal outreach to reduce the impacts of stormwater. A PACE Business Sustainability Advisor can visit and provide a free stormwater consultation, one-on-one pollution prevention education, and outreach materials.

Municipal Stormwater Program – Stormwater compliance assistance program for municipal operations.

Updated Nov. 21, 2016

Additional Resources for Transportation

36 Commuting Solutions - A regional organization enhancing the mobility of commuters along the U.S. 36 corridor

B-Cycle – A non-profit bike-share program with member bikes in Boulder, Denver, and other U.S. cities

Best Workplaces for Commuters Program - A membership program that provides qualified employers with national recognition for offering outstanding commuter benefits

Boulder Transportation Connections - Helps create or improve upon transportation programs at your business, and provides a variety of resources for transportation and commute planning, alternative modes of transportation, and other transportation choices

Charge Ahead Colorado - Electrical Vehicle charging station grant program information and application

Community Cycles – A non-profit organization that offers a full bike shop with new and used parts and bicycles

eGO CarShare – A non-profit pay-as-you-drive car usage system in Boulder and Denver

GoBoulder - A program through the city of Boulder that provides bus, bike, walk information

The League of American Bicyclist- How to become a bike friendly business and program details

Way to Go – A program promoting alternative commuting options for employers and individuals in the Denver metro area

Resource Sheets:

Sample Telecommuting Agreement

Why Telecommuting Works

EV Colorado Best Practices for Workplaces

EV Colorado Email Survey for Customers and Employees

EV Colorado Fact Sheet & Program Benefits

Updated Nov. 21, 2016

Industry Specific Fact Sheets